M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste ├ęchte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.


image: © M HKA, Courtesy Alexander Lee

The fourth alternative future focuses on the powerfully transforming power of technology – especially robotics and artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, teleportation, space settlement and the emergence of a ‘dream society’ as the successor to the ‘information society’. This fourth future is called ‘Transformation’ or the ‘Transformational Society’ […] (Jim Dator, Alternative Futures at the Manoa School, 2009)

It is befitting that most people’s ‘favourite’ among the four futures should signify the perhaps most diverse part of this exhibition. Transformation is a dynamic process, with a hopeful ring to it, but its results are singularly unpredictable, especially if we consider the transformative interaction between men and machines that has been going on for at least 250 years. This segment accommodates both ‘high-tech’ and ‘low-tech’ approaches to such themes: our increasingly absurd symbiosis with information systems (Stuart Candy, Guan Xiao) or the nearly forgotten arts of pen-and-paper calculation or schematic drawing as a technique of the self (Jean Katambayi Mukendi).


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>STUART CANDY, NurturePod, 2017.Installation.

>Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Inertia - The Tree, The Class, The Chariot, 2017.Installation, drawing, cardboard, printed paper, metal, acrylic on blackboards, variable dimensions , 300 x 200 x 155 cm.

>Guan Xiao, DengueDengueDengue, 2017.Video.